Orland Park At Home Pet Euthanasia

Orland Park At Home Pet Euthanasia

Young girl hugging dog on the ground during in home pet euthanasia

House Call Vet Services

For dogs and cats in Orland Park.

  • Hospice Care

  • Quality of Life Consultations

  • Euthanasia

  • Cremation

Peaceful • Comfortable • Private

After your pet has passed, we wrap them in an angel wing blanket and transport them in a custom basket or stretcher decorated with flowers, along with a white silk bed inside.

Orland Park Pet Euthanasia At Home

Orland Park Pet Euthanasia At Home

(Extended travel is available by request: 708-315-7972)

End of Life Pet Care

VIP Vet Visit is a mobile vet practice in Orland Park (serving zip codes: 60467 & 60462). We also travel to other local cities in the south Chicago suburbs. Our house call veterinarians provide end of life services for dogs and cats, including hospice care, euthanasia and cremation, in the comfort of your home.

Additional Questions?

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Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

Orland Park IL

Pet Loss Resources in Orland Park

Pet Loss Resources in Orland Park

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Chartreuse Center – (815-556-9471) –11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467

Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Registered Art Therapist, Founder of Chartreuse Center)

“I hold a dual Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University. Since 2009, I have provided counseling and art therapy for hospice patients and the bereaved whose grief is due to the loss of a loved one. I have enjoyed working with children, teens and adults with a variety of life and loss issues. I enjoy sharing the power and effectiveness of art therapy with others and have presented at hospitals, schools, organizations, churches and professional associations.”

Lighthouse Counseling – (708-275-0934) – 7021 153rd St, Orland Park, IL 60462

Orland Park Counselors (at Lighthouse) offer high-quality, affordable pet loss grief counseling to adults, teens, children, couples and families in Orland Park. They accept most insurance in Illinois and have appointments often in 24-48 hours.

Grief Therapists in Orland Park – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Orland Park – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

Chartreuse Center – (815-556-9471) –11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467

Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, the founder of Chartreuse Center, offers a monthly pet loss workshop in partnership with Kremer Veterinary Services. Attendees meet at the Kremer Veterinary clinic in Plainfield from 6pm-8pm and participate in a shadow box memory activity and/or a memory brick activity.

For registration dates, you can call: 815-436-8387. It costs $45 to participate, and that includes the cost of the shadow box and any necessary supplies. The cost for two participants is $80. You are asked to bring any items you would like to include in the shadowbox.

Half-Way Home Animal Rescue – ([email protected]) – PO Box 494, Orland Park, IL 60462

Half-Way Home Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit and no-kill organization based in Orland Park, Illinois that is made up of all volunteers. They find selfless people who are willing to take in and offer a home to animals in need, until a permanent family is found to adopt them. Along with support and donations, they strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of all animals. With the help of local volunteers, they save hundreds of animal lives each year.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Orland Park through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Orland Park – or – Adoptable Cats Near Orland Park

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Orland Park – or – Adoptable Cats Near Orland Park

Chartreuse Center – (815-556-9471) –11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467

Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Registered Art Therapist, Founder of Chartreuse Center)

“I hold a dual Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University. Since 2009, I have provided counseling and art therapy for hospice patients and the bereaved whose grief is due to the loss of a loved one. I have enjoyed working with children, teens and adults with a variety of life and loss issues. I enjoy sharing the power and effectiveness of art therapy with others and have presented at hospitals, schools, organizations, churches and professional associations.”

Lighthouse Counseling – (708-275-0934) – 7021 153rd St, Orland Park, IL 60462

Orland Park Counselors (at Lighthouse) offer high-quality, affordable pet loss grief counseling to adults, teens, children, couples and families in Orland Park. They accept most insurance in Illinois and have appointments often in 24-48 hours.

Grief Therapists in Orland Park – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Orland Park – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

Chartreuse Center – (815-556-9471) –11309 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467

Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, the founder of Chartreuse Center, offers a monthly pet loss workshop in partnership with Kremer Veterinary Services. Attendees meet at the Kremer Veterinary clinic in Plainfield from 6pm-8pm and participate in a shadow box memory activity and/or a memory brick activity.

For registration dates, you can call: 815-436-8387. It costs $45 to participate, and that includes the cost of the shadow box and any necessary supplies. The cost for two participants is $80. You are asked to bring any items you would like to include in the shadowbox.

Half-Way Home Animal Rescue – ([email protected]) – PO Box 494, Orland Park, IL 60462

Half-Way Home Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit and no-kill organization based in Orland Park, Illinois that is made up of all volunteers. They find selfless people who are willing to take in and offer a home to animals in need, until a permanent family is found to adopt them. Along with support and donations, they strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of all animals. With the help of local volunteers, they save hundreds of animal lives each year.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Orland Park through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Orland Park – or – Adoptable Cats Near Orland Park

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Orland Park – or – Adoptable Cats Near Orland Park

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Dr. Karie, along with an assistant, will travel to your home (serving Orland Park and other neighboring southwest Chicago suburbs), so you and your pet can remain in a peaceful, comfortable and private environment. All of your love and focus can be directed towards your furry family member during this emotional time. The entire appointment is typically 1 hour long, which gives her the opportunity to work at a relaxed pace without rushing through any part of the process. 

Dr. Karie will begin the appointment by providing an overview of the euthanasia procedure. She takes as much time as you want to discuss any of your questions or concerns. The entire process is individually tailored towards your preferences, interest level and comfort.

small white dog laying on couch with pet parent before in home euthanasia

Once you are ready for the procedure to begin, your pet will receive a sedative under the skin that consists of a pain-reliever mixed with a heavy sedative to help them feel calm and comfortable. As the sedative takes effect, usually within a few minutes, you can typically notice your pet’s pain slip away as they continue to relax.

Once you and your pet are relaxed and at peace, you’ll have as much time as desired to share one last memory together. After receiving your permission to proceed, Dr. Karie then administers a second injection with an overdose of anesthesia that will typically make your pet go to sleep within 60 seconds.

Lastly, a third injection of angel juice is administered that first effects their brain and respiratory center. This rapidly stops their breathing before stopping their heart and giving them their angel wings.

The entire process is very peaceful for your beloved family member. After your pet has passed, you can continue to spend as much time with them as needed. As a memorial keepsake, we offer a clay paw print for you to keep after your final goodbye, along with a personalized glass jar containing a lock of your pet’s hair – free of charge. If cremation is elected, we transport your pet out of the home in a custom carrier lined with fresh rose petals and can include their favorite toy or blanket.

 

Meet Your Orland Park Vet

Meet Your Orland Park Vet

Dr. Karie Anne Johnson Mobile Vet for VIP Vet Visit

Dr. Karie Johnson

Dr. Karie Johnson

  • Co-founder of VIP Vet Visit and your Orland Park traveling veterinarian – serving the southwest Chicago suburbs 7 days/week.
  • Certified in advanced euthanasia techniques by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
  • Same day or next day appointment availability (from 8am-8pm daily) for at home euthanasia, hospice care or quality of life consultations.

Additional Certifications

Additional Certifications

Proud To Serve Orland Park IL

Proud To Serve Orland Park IL

Orland Park Illinois was incorporated on May 31, 1892 and currently encompasses a total area of 22.167 square miles. It is a southwest suburb of Chicago and a village in Cook county. The population as of 2010 was 56,767. Orland Park contains two main bodies of water: McGinnis Slough and Lake Sedgewick. There are also over 60 parks, including the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, which is a 192-acre park with a public pool.

Orland Park is touted as the “World’s Golf Center.” This phrase is on the village flag and also painted on all seven water towers in the town. There are supposedly 1,089 golf holes within a 15 mile radius of the village.

As of 2012, the two largest employers in Orland are the Consolidate High School District 230 with 920 employees and the Orland School District 135 with 737 employees. The three major high school in Orland Park are Carl Sandburg High School, Victor J. Andrew High School and Alonzo Stagg High School. There are four grammar school districts: Orland School District #135, Community Consolidated School District #146, Palos School District #118 and Kirby School District #140.

The local newspaper is called the Orland Park Prairie and the local cable television channel can be viewed on AT&T UVerse Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 4.